Friday, August 13, 2010
Farrow & Ball's latest collection of traditional wallpapers proves that traditional can be colorful and exciting. The Baroque Papers is comprised of three designs, each in 21 colorways from the Farrow & Ball palette. The collection embodies the large-scale, dramatic designs reminiscent of the Baroque period. Available this September, The Baroque Papers are made using Farrow & Ball zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints.
Orangerie, "bursting with extravagant detail," according to Farrow & Ball, is an exotic leaf pattern interspersed with floral motifs.
Versailles is a grand damask style pattern featuring floral vines that sweep the design in elegant waves.
Acanthus features a softly curved fluid stripe along the length of the wallpaper.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Brentano celebrates 20 years of color and innovation with its Platinum Collection. Hard Candy, part of the Platinum Collection, is an innovative new textiles that combines linen and polyurethane to create the first first upholstery and wall covering fabric of its kind. Created by coating a linen and rayon ground with a thin layer of vibrant polyurethane, Hard Candy is available in 12 vibrant colors with whimsical names, including Cream Soda, Root Beer and Bubblegum, that will surely sweeten up any room.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Art Deco inspired, the figure-of-eight dining chair.
Quite the tete-a-tete, with signature Chris-x legs and rattan detailing.
The double door cabinet with mirrored frontage.
Hand-carved mahogany in ribbon form frames the tufted headboard.
Micro-bevelled mirror panes are surrounded by a gilded edge.
"The finest and most enduring designs tend to be simple in their execution." ~ Christopher Guy
Monday, February 8, 2010
Shades styles are limited by imagination, but there are several styles that are generally familiar to most.
Empire - A round shade with a straight sloped side, the most popular shade style.
Bell - A distinctive flared shape, like a bell, narrower at the top than at the bottom, a very traditional choice.
Drum - A round or oval shape with straight sides, the top and bottom diameter are generally the same, or very close in size. A classic shape, can be used in a traditional or contemporary setting.
Coolie - A round shade, much like the Empire, but with an exaggerated pitch to the sloped side.
The Shade Shop* specializes in custom crafted shades with an extraordinary selection of styles, sizes and fabrics. Also offering a vast array of chandeliers, table lamps and floor lamps, as well.
Alluminare lets you custom design a fabric - motif, scale, colors - and then applies your creation to a pendant or lamp shade form.
A beautiful lamp shade can set the style of a room, and truly make a lamp shine brightly!
*The Shade Shop is a Social Media client of Gibson Design Management.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Christopher Guy's stunning vanity table with gilded decorative screen and pull-out fabric lined drawer.
In a rainbow of colors or wood stains, Grange's Louis-Philipe Dressing Table with Swivel Mirror.
1930's French Art Deco walnut and black lacquer dressing table with original nickel plated hardware from Antiquities through 1st dibs.
Southwood Furniture offers a dressing table with hand-painting on maple for all of your lotions and potions.
Smooth styling from West Elm in a choice of 3 finishes.
The Directoire Mirrored Vanity from Julia Gray with antiqued mirror and gold leaf detail.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Dessin Fournir recently added all of the wallcoverings to their website, a literal feast for the eyes!
Monday, February 1, 2010
Dwell Studio has captured branches, birds and flowers in the simple Chinoiserie Duvet.
Sweetly delicate, the Birdwatcher's Dessert Plates from Anthropologie.
Printed in Italy, Cavallini's Birds is ephemera at its finest. Available through Kate's Paperie.
John Derian has captured the Bluebird in a 13" x 18" Oval Decoupage Platter.
Hand embroidered in satin stitch to resemble paint strokes, Pottery Barn's Bird & Nest Pillow Covers.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Cascade Luminaire Grand is available in custom sizes by Boyd Lighting - Kentfield Collection. Imagine a 10' long cascade over a staircase!
Created in 1956 by Tony Duquette for the opening gala of his Robertson Blvd. studios, the Splashing Water Chandelier, in the form of a fountain with drops suspended in mid-air, has been lovingly recreated by Remains Lighting. Shown in Ecru/Tea, and also available in his signature color combinations of Teal/Coral and Forest Green/Red.
Harco Loor Design twists lighting into the magical Diamond Flower Double/Red.
A gift from the sea - Ironies serves up the shell-encrusted, 12-Light Pallas Chandelier.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Porta Romana tops the sinuous Twig Floor Lamp with a sensuous silk shade.
The brilliant Alison Berger Glassworks' Surveyor's Floor Lamp for Holly Hunt.
In bronze, polished nickel, or hand-rubbed antique brass, Circa Lighting's Pimlico Tripod Boom Arm Pharmacy Floor Lamp.
A capiz shell drum shade and antique gold base are a perfect marriage in the Serena Floor Lamp by Oly Studio.
An iconic shape for an iconic era, this all original floor lamp with brass legs, solid walnut detailing and original linen shade. Designed in 1950 by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. Offered by Modern Living Supplies through 1st dibs.